(Closed) DNA testing for dogs?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My mom just got a half lab, half unknown. She looked into DNA testing, but when she took the dog to the vet, one of the vet techs was sure he could tell what his other half was just by examining his features (eye shape, tail curvature, etc.) The vet tech said the DNA tests are pretty much a joke, don’t even test all breeds, and aren’t worth the cost.

P.S. Your dog is a CUTIE! 🙂

Post # 4
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, like a PP said, the DNA tests are more a novelty at this point.  I think Lab/GSP, too.  He’s very cute, no matter what he is! 🙂

Post # 5
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have any helpful advice but just wanted to post that he is one GORGEOUS boy! I definitely see a bit of Great Dane in him

Post # 6
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did one – more for curiosities sake than anything.  The vet couldn’t tell what else our girl might have in her (besides the lab) and people asked us all the time.

Here’s my thread on it: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dog-genetic-breed-testing-anyone-tried-it  We ended up using the Wisdom Panel test and bought it at Petsmart.

Our test came back as a lab / puli mix and while puli isn’t a breed we had thought of, there are definitely multiple puli characteristics that I can see in her.  I’m sure there are other things in smaller fraction too (the test only goes down to 12.5%).

It isn’t a definitive analysis by any means but we had fun with it!

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